GOP's Tim Scott wins second full term in US Senate from South Carolina, Internet says 'not a surprise'

Tim Scott represented himself as a symbol of stability and progress for conservatives and became a party leader in fundraising

GOP's Tim Scott wins second full term in US Senate from South Carolina, Internet says 'not a surprise'
Tim Scott has won for the second term from South Carolina (Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)
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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Republican senator Tim Scott has once again been elected from South Carolina for a full term in congress, defeating Democratic Party's Krystle Matthews. Scott came across as a representative of stability and progress for conservatives. He rose to become a party leader through fundraising and on various issues of race and policing.

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Scott, who is the only Black Republican in the US Senate, already declared that the 2022 race would be his last run for the US Senate, reported voteimscott.com. Meanwhile, former SC Governor Nikki Haley appointed Scott to the US Senate in 2013. This was following the resignation of Sen. Jim DeMint, who then won a special election in 2014 to serve the remaining two years of the term. Scott landed into his official first term in South Carolina in 2016, reported counton2.com

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Scott's advertisement for the election, labeled "Cotton to Congress" was also popular during the campaign. "My granddaddy was in the third grade when he stopped going to school, and started picking cotton. He never learned to read or write and grew up in the segregated South," said Scott to Fox News. The senator back then claimed, "Because of their strength, their values and this amazing land of opportunity. Today, I represent you in the U.S. Senate. That is why I will never back down and never apologize in defense of America and the conservative values that make us exceptional. From cotton to Congress in one lifetime. God Bless America."

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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., questions Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing titled The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress, in Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 10, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Tim Scott (Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

According to Scott.senate.gov. he is a Charleston Southern University alum. Scott's mission statement is to positively affect the lives of a billion people, which is why he chose to be in public service. He has played a great role in the 2017 tax reforms package. The senator also leads the implementation of the Opportunity Zones initiative. Meanwhile, according to the portal, he plays a critical role in workforce development, education, and diversity issues. Scott is also in charge of tackling the skills gap, ensuring children have access to the best educational environment, or bringing everyone to the table to find solutions in the country. Scott has previously hinted at the possibility of contesting for presidential elections in 2024. However, later he revealed, “I have a great race that I’m in the middle of running … presidential politics is a little too far outside of my sight," to Counton2.com. Further, Scott has remained silent about any plans beyond winning reelection, reported AP. 

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks  during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on February 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott got reelected to the congress ( Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)

The senator has traveled extensively during his campaign, and in August, he traveled to Iowa, which hosted the GOP’s first presidential nominating contest, reported politico.com. He has also attracted some great funds to the country including tech billionaire Larry Ellison, who has donated $20 million to Opportunity Matters Fund. 

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'I Love Tim Scott'

The Internet was quick to react to Scott's victory. A user said, "The red tsunami has begun." Another claimed, "Yes thank God I love Tim Scott." A tweet read, "First Republican win of the night great news let the red come in." Another said, " There we go." Meanwhile, a user said, "Great news!." "Thank goodness!!!," claimed another. A tweet read, "Love Tim Scott! Congrats!." Another tweeted, "Woo hoo!!!." A user claimed, "Never get tired of winning." "Not a surprise," said another. "That's wonderful , Tim is such an amazing man gentleman of integrity and honesty ,what a sweet man he is," claimed a user. Another stated, "1 down,let’s go redddddd!."

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